Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Admission: Adult $24.95, Child (3-11) $12.95, Senior (62+) $21.95. Hours: 9am – 6pm Everyday. Location: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. For more info call 562 590-3100
Queen Mary of Long Beach
Resting in Long Beach Harbor is the HMS Queen Mary, a colossal ship that was bigger, faster and more powerful than the Titanic. The majestic Queen Mary offers you the chance to step back in time aboard one of the most famous and haunted ocean liners in history. General Admission Passport: Adult $24.95, Senior (55+)& Military $21.95, Child (5-11)$19.95. Hours: 10am – 6pm Everyday. Location: 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802. For more info call 877 342-0742
Shoreline Village is a waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment center that overlooks Long Beach’s gorgeous Rainbow Harbor. Admission: Free to window shop. Hours: Vary by shop and restaurant. Location: 429-P Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is the perfect place to get away from the daily grind and feed some Koi fish. Admission: Free. Hours: Tues – Fri 8am to 3:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Closed Mon & Sat. Location: on CSULB Campus, from Bellflower Blvd enter onto Beach Dr than turn left on Earl Warren Dr. Park in parking lot 16 at the meter parking and the Japanese garden is across the street. The park is often closed for events and holidays. I recommend calling there info line before going 562 985-8885.
Take your date on a romantic cruise through the canals of Naples Island in an Authentic Venetian Gondola. Price: 2 to 6 people; $85 for two people and $20 per additional. Hours: 11am – 11pm Everyday. Location: 5437 E. Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90803 Call to make a reservation at 562 433-9595.
Harbor Breeze Cruises Whale Watching
See California gray whales from December to May. There Whale Watching cruises include informative commentary, provided by an experienced staff and a biologist from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Price: Adult $25, Child (under 12) $18. For more info call 562 432-4900
Everything you’ll need for a safe and fun filled day on the sea. The fleet of personal watercraft and boats are clean and professionally maintained. Hours: Open Mon-Thu 11am-5pm; Fri-Sun 11am-7pm. Location: 419 Shoreline Village Drive
Suite – S, Long Beach, CA 90802. For more info call 562 436-1996
Star Party Cruises Reggae Boat Party
Cruise along the waters of Long Beach Harbor as you listen to a live Reggae band. The boats come equipped with a full bar and BBQ. Location: 140 Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA. 90803. For Reservations call 562 799-7000.
Tall Ship American Pride
The American Pride, the official tall ship of Long Beach, California. A 130 ft three masted schooner berthed in Rainbow Harbor. Sail aboard the pride with private charters, Sunday brunches and whale watches. Location: Rainbow Harbor, Dock #3 Long Beach, CA. For Reservations and pricing info call 714 970-8800.
The Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Start your engines! This race is held on the streets of Downtown Long Beach every April.
Long Beach Sport Fishing
Go fishing just for the halibut! Half day and full day fishing trips available. Location: 555 Pico Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90802. For Reservations and Prices call 562 432-8993.
The Nations Skinniest House
The aptly nicknamed Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue (corner of 7th Street) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, USA is a narrow three-story house that has been cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not as the nation’s skinniest house. The yellow-stuccoed Tudor style house was built on a lot measuring 10 feet by 50 feet in 1932 by N. Rummond, who received the land as a repayment for a $100 loan one year earlier. He built the 860-square-foot house after someone bet him that he could not build a habitable house on such a small lot.
Legends Sports Bar
Catch a Laker game on the big screen at the best sports bar in Long Beach.
Location: 5236 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803. Hours: 11am Monday – Friday
Legends closing time varies. Typically Legends closes @ aprox. 12pm Mon – Wed & Sun. 2am Thurs, Fri, Sat.
Long Beach Laugh Factory
Tickle your funny bone at one of the best comic clubs in the country. Location: 151 S. Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802. For info call 562 495-2844 ext 1
Long Beach Museum of Art
The Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults. Admission: Adult $7, Student/Senior $6, Children under 12 Free. Location: 2300 East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803. Hours: Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Right now Fridays are FREE!
Long Beach Rugby Club
Check out the sport of Rugby. This Belmont Shore club has been going strong since 1974. For more info check out www.belmontshorerfc.com
Alamitos Bay/Naples Canals Kayaking
Kayak through the Naples canals and see Moon Jellyfish when in season.
Price: Single Kayak $10 per hour, Double Kayak $20. Location: 54th Place, Long Beach, CA, 90803. Call for hours 562 434-1542.
Moonlight Movies on the Beach
Bring a picnic dinner and watch a movie under the stars and on the beach! Show times are all through summer, starting in July. Admission: FREE. Parking: FREE. Visit www.alfredosbeachclub.com for more info.
4th Street Retro Row Long Beach
4th St Retro Row Long Beach is home to great vintage clothing boutiques, a bookstore, and unique specialty shops.
Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos is a National Register site which includes an adobe core ranch house and five acres of lush historic gardens. Admission: FREE. Parking: FREE. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Location: 6400 Bixby Hill Road (Enter through residential security gate at the intersection of Anaheim and Palo Verde) Long Beach, CA 90815. Tours start usually every 30 minutes. For more info 562 431-3541
Long Beach El Dorado Nature Center
The nearly 100 acres that make up the Nature Center grounds provide sanctuary for animals and plant life. Two miles of dirt trails and a ¼ mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. Location: 7550 East Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815. Call for hours and more info 562 570-1745
Museum of Latin American Art
This museum educates the public through the collection, preservation, presentation and interpretation of modern and contemporary Latin American art. Located at 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802- Phone: 562.437.1689
Long Beach Zombie Walk
Thousands of zombies from all over Southern California swarm Long Beach, CA on the last Saturday of October every year. This event is quickly becoming a Halloween time tradition in Long Beach with carnival games, kids areas, and live bands its fun for the whole family. Visit www.zombiewalklb.com for more information.